'Buffy' star Gellar gets new CW series

May 19, 2011 - 9:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson are each getting a new series on the CW network this fall.

Gellar's "Ringer" was a gift from CBS. The larger network made the pilot but could find no room on its schedule, so CBS gave its corporate sister this series where the former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star impersonates her twin sister because she's on the run from danger.

The CW also said Thursday that Bilson, who was in "The O.C.," will portray a New Yorker practicing medicine in a small Southern Town in "Hart of Dixie."

"Smallville" is ending its run on the CW, and the network is canceling "Life Unexpected" and "Hellcats."